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Barking Riverside Extension

March 2019 - May 2021


Barking, London

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The Barking Riverside Extension extends the existing London Overground to 10,800 new homes and facilities such as a new school and healthcare.

The multidiscipline scope covers three key areas:

  • A 4.5km extension to Barking Riverside, from the Tilbury Loop Line between Barking and Dagenham Dock stations to Barking Riverside;
  • Reconfiguration of Network Rail’s Ripple Lane goods yard to allow the extension to connect to the Tilbury Loop;
  • Continuation of the rail system over a new 1.5km viaduct into the heart of Barking Riverside;

Permanent Way
The high-level scope of the Permanent Way works:

  • Creating a new up a Tilbury Loop and up & down Barking Riverside lines
  • Installation of new double track spur line on the viaduct (slab track circa 1.5km)
  • Installation of new ballasted track
  • Transition section between ballast and slab track
  • Installation of new crossovers
  • Track lubrication and buffer stops
  • Stressing
  • Installation of chainage plates, gradient signs and datum plates

The high-level OLE and Traction scope:

  • Electrification of the Up & Down Barking Riverside Extension
  • Installation of new series 2 OLE structures and catenary along with RC & EW along the route
  • Modifications / replacement to the existing infrastructure
  • Upgrade to West Ham & Barking Feeder Stations
  • New Neutral sections
  • Testing and Commissioning of new Overhead Line Equipment
  • Piling / Foundations

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